Creekmore 34 Owner
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Two weekends ago I bought a Creekmore 34. Before sailboat was bought I did research and am still doing internet research on Creekmore boats. Years ago I read about sailing in mags for 10 years or longer, so therefore I stand to be corrected. I will mention some of the information that I've decerned.
First point is most sailboat owners think the boat they own is one of the best ever made. I bought thd second boat that I went to see and not wanting to sell the farm seems to be a good buy for me. I have some work to do, but know how to do the work. I never found any bad vibs or bad sailing habits of research done on the Creekmore sailboats 30 feet and up. The Creekmore's in good shape hold a very high resale value from ads that I have observed. Check for proof.
One thing to watch out for is hull delamination of cored hulls. I did not want a cored lower hull. I learned this from friends who have leaking land yachts (motor homes). I have read that on the Creekmore's hull is 1 inch thick fiberglase below the waterline.
I have been told by people in the know that the 34 is a blue water boat and has a very strong keel and hull. If the Creekmore long Keel design was bad, then it would not have been so successful by other builders. The diesel engine is the prefered aux power in a sail boat for more than one reason.
Some reasons that I can think of is fuel safty, torque power, lower engine crusing rpm, longer engine life "possible from better fuel luberication".
I did not have a survey done on the boat that I bought which is the wrong thing for 9 out of 10 used boat buyers to do. I bought the boat that I could do repair on, stay out of debit, live aboard and be sailing the Gulf of Mexico in six months or more. Anybody have any free download information on Perkins marine 50 hp engine. I believe it's a 500 series. This past weekend I was down at the slip working on boat and got to talking to one of the local licensed boat captains and asked him if he thought my boat was a blue water boat. He pointed to the slips on other side of channel and said the blue 20' sailing yacht was a blue water boat. He gave me the type of boat, I dont recall type, and said that type had documented ocean crossings. My conclusion is the stronger the hull plus rigging and longer hull/kell design lead to better sailability which equates to improved crusier comfort and floatability especially during storm conditions.
I would like to communicate with other Creekmore owners on amateur radio,
40 or 20 mtrs would be fine.
Last edited by W5ESV; 06-16-2010 at 04:20 PM.
Reason: I got busy and did not go back and spell check